War stories are not something I typically enjoy, but Deutermann is easily my favorite author so I thought it was worth a try. I am so glad I bought it. I was engaged by the end of the first chapter. Characters were really brought to life. Absolutely wonderful!
This is a Deutermann classic. I have listenened to most of his books and found Pacific Glory to be his best. Narration by Dick Hill was outstanding.
I've always been a Deutermann fan, but seldom read much WWI or WWII fiction - it's just not my thing. That said, I found this book to be exceptional in every way; the characters are extremely well written and fleshed out, and the story is funny and sad and scary and exciting in all the best possible ways.
On the narration side, I was very pleased; I've always been a Dick Hill fan, but in the past, have found his rendering of female voices to be kind of whiny and grating; for me, this book was a huge improvement.
Overall, I highly recommend this book, even if you think the topic isn't one you're normally interested in.
This is an excellent read. P. T. Deutermann's books just get better and better. I strongly recommend this book.
Dick Hill is at his very best in bringing Deutermann's Pacific Glory to life. You will feel a personal relationship with each character including pain, laughter, tears, anger, revenge, love and hope. Be ready to be pulled into the pages.
Happily married mother of three. Avid reader. Love Audible!
This book had personal significance for me so perhaps my review is slanted. But as with all works of this author that I have had the pleasure to read, it was well written and very 'entertaining'. I was moved to tears more than once. Some liberties were taken, but they do not negatively impact the truth of what happened during that period of the war in the pacific. Dick Hill does a predictably superb job reading this story and adds to its poignancy. Great story, lovable characters, moving to its core. Happy reading!
This is the best WW2 story I have ever read! The author does a great job weaving fact with fiction. Incredibly realistic with surprising plot twists.
Have been reading P. T. Deutermann for years with much enjoyment. After trying this audible I found myself listening to the second half of the recording through sheer willpower. The narrator has one, East Coast tough guy voice for all charactors under all circumstances. I'll continue to read Deutermann but on my Kindle in the future.
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
This turned out to be an excellent audiobook--it surprised me! It has a story that progresses nicely throughout, and I learned quite a bit about some of the battles in the Pacific during WWII (educating through an entertaining novel--I can do that!). I had to chuckle--at one point I couldn't get the picture of the old "Battleship" game out of my head when the author was describing fleet positioning, sonar detection and strategies to figure out who and where enemy vessels were :)
This was a very good novel, and the narrator was excellent. It was an all-around win--I'm sure others will enjoy as much as I did!